Monday, Honolulu City Councilmember Kym Pine announced her run for Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu in 2020.

Pine is currently in her second four-year term as a member of the Honolulu City Council from District 1.

“I am running for mayor to change the way Honolulu is led. There are things happening right now that are forcing families to leave our beautiful home. New leadership is necessary to shift Honolulu’s path. Change starts now,” she stated.

The following changes are ways Pine believe she will improve the quality of life for Honolulu residents and reduce the cost of living:

  • Increase trust and transparency at Honolulu Hale.
  • Add truly affordable housing units with creative solutions.
  • Reduce homelessness with housing, effective services and job training so our houseless populations have the tools they need to thrive.
  • Improve quality of life by prioritizing essentials like roads that are fixed, beaches that are clean and parks that are maintained and safe.
  • Prioritize funding for police, fire, emergency services and lifeguards to increase safety and reduce crime island-wide.
  • Adopt creative sustainability and conservation policies to protect our beautiful island home and our people.
  • Work with tourism leaders to manage the impact of our visitor industry on residents.
  • Adopt innovative technologies to make working with the City efficient.

Pine previously served as Vice Chair of the City Council and Chair of the Council Committee on Zoning and Housing. 

She also served four terms in the Hawai‘i State House of Representatives, serving the communities of Ewa Beach, Iroquois Point, and Pu’uloa. From 2010–2012, her colleagues selected her as the House Minority Floor Leader.